First Baptist Church
805 Sixth Avenue
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Please note: In the event of extreme cold weather, call the NOAA automated forecast line at 458-3745--Extension: 1-1-1-3 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. IF the current temperature during that hour is -35F or colder, ALL services will be cancelled.
"Words to Live By"
Messages from Pastor Mark
Welcome to the First Baptist Church website. We hope that you take the time to explore the site and leave us some feedback when you are finished. If you have questions any questions, please don't hesitate to send an email to email@example.com.
Our vision is clear...To Prepare for Rain
A story is told of two farmers that went to church every Sunday and prayed for rain. Only one farmer went back and planted his crops and prepared for it. Which farmer demonstrated more faith?
First Baptist Church has been called to prepare for rain. We are actively seeking a bi-vocational Minister of Music/Youth so we can be prepared for rain. We are preparing to start up our Children's Programs again...so we can be prepared for rain. We are praying every day for guidance and direction so that we can be prepared for rain.
Join us as we await God's blessings and prepare for rain.
Our mission is simple. Spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
Our Pastor & Family
Pastor Mark Howdeshell has served at First Baptist since August 12th, 2007 after previously serving as the Youth Pastor at University Baptist Church (Fairbanks) where he served until he resigned to deploy with the United States Army in November of 2004. Pastor Mark retired from the United States Army in August of 2006 after serving for over 21 years and now works for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as the Maintenance Support Supervisor. Mark and his wife, Jo, are very active in the community and can often be found on the volleyball court or at a West Valley sporting event. Their son, Ryan, is a sophomore at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire where he's majoring in aeronautical and mechanical engineering and playing volleyball. Their daughter, Torie, is a senior at West Valley High School and is planning on studying neuroscience at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass. Come get to know the Howdeshells.
The Family just after the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2013.
9:45 AM --- Traditional Sunday School Class
11:00 AM --- Worship Service
Our Sunday evening services have been cancelled until further notice.
Please note: In the event of extreme cold weather, call the NOAA automated forecast line at 458-3745--Extension: 1-1-1-3 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. IF the current temperature during that hour is -35F, ALL services will be cancelled.
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